Planet Travel is a travel agency with over 15 years of experience in the market that aims to offer their clients the best travel experience. That led them to create Planet 01 Parents and Planet 01 Leaders. The first one is oriented entirely to parents so they can follow up their children's activities and communicate with them. The other is a platform to organize and monitor the students' travel groups. Its main feature is the ability of accessing passengers' information through a bracelet scan.
Planet 01’s first challenge was to create a platform that could connect parents with their children during the trip, making it easier for them to keep track of their kids' activities through pictures and in-app comments. That way, parents felt closer to their children and confident that they were safe and sound.
Another challenge was to find a way to simplify manual processes such as the collection of passengers’ information, activities planning and passengers monitoring throughout the trip. All of these tasks were done manually, which made the whole experience slow and tedious.
We developed a social network for parents where they can follow up their children's activities in detail and interact with them through multimedia content.
We also worked on an app for the trip coordinators so they could easily keep track of students and their activities, and evaluate the travel performance.
How does it work?
Each student receives a bracelet before the trip at the beginning of the journey with information previously loaded in their profiles. In the case of an emergency, the bracelet also provides students’ medical information.
Prior to the project’s development, we analyzed a series of mobile devices reports to find out what were the right gadgets to use during a travel experience. Based on this analysis, we came to the conclusion that the best option was to acquire the CAT S40 model or higher level devices because of their excellent RFID reader, battery capacity and shock resistance.